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Request: Demo 1388580015153429
Status: PROCESSED Received: 1 Jan 14 23:40:15 Format: plain
Job: The Independent (Honolulu), 21 Jun 1897 Comment: View at LoC

Processsing complete: 29 Jul 14 18:59:54 words: 366 corrections: 79

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Great Britain of tho East The Japaneso may in Great Britain of the East The Japanese may in
mauy sonsos be com parcel to the pooplo of this many senses be come parcel to the people of this
oouutry Great Britain To begin with they numbor country Great Britain To begin with they number
40000000 then they livo in an island country 40000000 then they live in an island country
of about tho same area as Great Bri tain aud thoy of about the same area as Great Britain and they
aro becoming depend ent upon foreign countries are becoming dependent upon foreign countries
for a largo proportion of their food With the for a large proportion of their food With the
lapse of eaoh year and especially since the lapse of each year and especially since the
war with Ohina this de pendence on outsido sources war with China this dependence on outside sources
is in creasing Tho Japaueso authorities have is in creasing The Japanese authorities have
boon much concerned to know why their people been much concerned to know why their people
aro smaller than tho European races They bolieve are smaller than the European races They believe
they have discovered tho roason They have concluded they have discovered the reason They have concluded
that it is ow ing to their dieting almost exclusive that it is owing to their dieting almost exclusively
ly ou rice and fish Consequently tho Japanese on rice and fish Consequently the Japanese
aro now becoming meateaters aud the movement are now becoming meat-eaters and the movement
in this direction is a natural one al most a patriotio in this direction is a natural one almost a patriotic
oue The heads of families mako a point of giviug one The heads of families make a point of giving
their children moat once a day if they can afford their children most once a day if they can afford
to do so aud when they are drilling or working to do so and when they are drilling or working
hard Japa nese men have moat twico a day Tho older hard Japanese men have meat twice a day The older
goneration do not take to meat very rapidly generation do not take to meet very rapidly
The tasto for it has to bo acquired but when tho The taste for it has to be acquired but when the
Japanese does acquiro the taste for European Japanese does acquire the taste for European
food ho cannot do with out it London People Britons food he cannot do with out it London People Britons
Iron Industry Tho output of pig iron in Great Iron Industry The output of pig iron in Great
Britain iu 1896 was 8750000 tons which beats Britain in 1896 was 8750000 tons which beats
tho record tho nearest approach to it haviug the record the nearest approach to it having
boon 8 195800 tons iu 1883 and 8825000 tons in been 8 195800 tons in 1883 and 8825000 tons in
1889 It is ovidout however that the old continuous 1889 It is evident however that the old continuous
progress of Bri tish metallurgy has been checked progress of British metallurgy has been checked
British ironmasters have in fact now to struggle British ironmasters have in fact now to struggle
for business to a far greater extont than hithorto for business to a far greater extent than hitherto
Tho vast atnouut of British oapital invostod The vast amount of British capital invested
in foreign and colonial railway and other enterprises in foreign and colonial railway and other enterprises
and tho unrivalled transport facilities afforded and the unrivalled transport facilities afforded
by the splendid British mercantile marine by the splendid British mercantile marine
have all helped to maintain British supremacy have all helped to maintain British supremacy
not ouly in iron making but also in other branobes not only in iron making but also in other branches
Still British iron masters cannot afford to Still British iron masters cannot afford to
undnrrato tho formidable character of tho underrate the formidable character of the
Am erican aud Gorman competition which they American and German competition which they
havo now to confront from day to day The People have now to confront from day to day The People